|Publication number||US7238871 B1|
|Application number||US 11/361,919|
|Publication date||Jul 3, 2007|
|Filing date||Feb 24, 2006|
|Priority date||Feb 24, 2006|
|Publication number||11361919, 361919, US 7238871 B1, US 7238871B1, US-B1-7238871, US7238871 B1, US7238871B1|
|Original Assignee||Frank Stroscio|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (8), Referenced by (2), Classifications (4), Legal Events (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
A. Field of the Invention
This relates to playing a musical instrument and having the necessary means to play the instrument handy and convenient. Specifically, this relates to playing a slide guitar.
B. Prior Art
There are many other prior art references related to musical instruments, specifically guitars. A representative example of this type of device can be found at Smith, U.S. Pat. No. 4,328,733. This is a slide bar holder device for a Hawaiian guitar. The present application does not specifically relate to Hawaiian guitars.
Another example is a guitar slide bar apparatus that can be found at de los Santos, U.S. Pat. No. 4,817,488. Again, this specifically relates to a guitar slide bar apparatus, but it is not related to the storage of that particular apparatus. Another example of a guitar pick holder can be found at Gervase, Design 309,679. This has a completely different structure than the one in the current application. Another slightly different device is found in Ferguson, U.S. Pat. No. 4,135,431, which is a stringed musical instrument dispenser; the Ferguson device seeks to place a means to pick or play the instrument close to the individual. Other examples include Rosen, U.S. Pat. No. 4,790,232, and Surber, U.S. Pat. No. 6,323,409.
This is a holder for a guitar slide. A guitar is played by plucking the strings that appear on the top of the guitar. A slide guitar is played by sliding the slide up and down the neck along the surface of the strings while picking the strings with the other hand to produce the desired sound. In order to effectively play the slide guitar the slide should be made convenient for the user.
With this device, the slide is placed in a pouch, which is secured to the top surface of the guitar. The slide is placed in the pouch for easy access. Additionally the placement of the device on the top of the guitar should not interfere with the sound of the guitar.
It is an object of this device to have the slide convenient for the individual while the individual is playing the slide guitar.
Guitar slides 20 have been around for a number of years. However, the practical problem with playing the slide guitar is that one must always find the means to play it i.e. the slide 20 in a convenient and timely fashion. This is particularly true while playing the slide guitar 1. While playing the slide guitar the slide 20 is placed over the strings and moved up and down the neck of the instrument to produce the desired sound. In order to keep the slide 20 convenient, this device has been devised.
The slide 20 is placed in a pouch 15 of a predetermined shape with an opening on one end for the slide 20. The pouch is closed on one end and open on the other.
In order to ensure that the slide 20 remains in the pouch 15, a set of wires 12 around the opening will provide a predetermined amount of tension to ensure that the slide 20 does not drop out of the pouch 15.
Additionally, it should be noted that there will be no affect on the quality of the sound since the placement of this device will not adversely impact the playing of the instrument nor does it interfere with regard the operation of the slide or use of the strings.
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|Feb 7, 2011||REMI||Maintenance fee reminder mailed|
|Jul 3, 2011||LAPS||Lapse for failure to pay maintenance fees|
|Aug 23, 2011||FP||Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee|
Effective date: 20110703